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Middle/High School News

Prospective National Honors Society Members

We are in the process of new member selection for our chapter of the National Honor Society. All 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher have been invited through their BR email accounts to join a Classroom Site as the first step in the application process. We will be holding a virtual Meet for prospective members on Tuesday, March 16 where students will receive their application packets and will be given instructions about how to complete the application process. Please know that submitting an application is only the first step and does not guarantee students will be invited to join. The applications are evaluated by our Faculty Council and they make a final decision about membership selection. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our NHS advisor, Mrs. Mousseau, at mousseaur@brpsk2.org

Keely Morse named the DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2021!

Black River’s favorite US History teacher, Keely Morse, was presented with the 2021 Outstanding Teacher of American History last Friday by the Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

A Message from Shannon Brunink, Head of School - March 5, 2021

​Dear BR Families,

We are making many exciting preparations to support our Black River students as we look toward the end of our school year.

High School Spring Sports Information

If you are interested in playing a Black River High School Spring Sport, all begin on March 22. Please contact the coach at the email address below to get the latest workout and tryout information:

Boys Baseball - Coach Elmer - jelmer154@gmail.com
Boys and Girls Track and Field - Coach Jones - PhilipJ@itc-us.com
Girls Soccer - Coach Lawton - lawtonk@brpsk12
Girls Softball (co-op with Saugatuck) - Coach Lubben - Wayn.lubben@gmail.com


Spring Assessments Bring Schedule Changes

Middle and High School Upcoming Assessments and Schedule Changes

Attention all MS/HS families! 

Spring 2021 assessments are right around the corner. All families, please read this information carefully, even if your student is not actually testing. Some of the testing affects the schedules for other grades that are not testing as well. 

Middle School Girls Soccer Information

Current 7th and 8th grade girls:

If you are interested in playing girls middle school soccer this year at Black River this spring, please email your coach, Coach Marissa - md.seymour3@gmail.com and plan to attend a quick Google Meet on Tuesday, March 9 at 3:00. Coach Marissa will have info about tryouts at the meeting.  

be nice. Parent Information Night

be nice. is putting on a parent information night.  If you have ever wanted to learn more about  be nice. now is the perfect opportunity.  The presentation is on March 23rd from 6:30-7:30, and registration is free via Eventbrite. You must register through the link below so you are given the Zoom link. 

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Seniors! Submit your Senior Pics for the Yearbook!

Don't get left out of the 2020-21 yearbook! Please submit your Senior Picture to Ms. Shirk as soon as possible. If you have questions about how to submit the photo, contact Ms. Shirk at shirkj@brpsk12.org



Sierra Lynch Wins Gold Key Art Award

Black River Senior, Sierra Lynch, was announced as one of the Gold Key winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She was one of three Careerline Tech Center Graphic Design students to win this honor in a competition of over 1,100 submissions.



Holland/Zeeland Youth Advisory Committee

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is now accepting applications from current 9th & 10th Graders to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). YAC members meet once a month during the school year for grant making, site visits to local organizations, and learning about community needs and philanthropy. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lynch at jlynch@cfhz.org or 616.994.8856. To apply, please find the online application here: https://form.jotform.com/210345125099149.  Applications due April 2.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Thursday, March 11 -  Conferences 1:00 to 8:00pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)
Friday, March 12 -  Conferences 12::00 to 3:30pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held remotely on Thursday, March 11 from 1:00 - 8:00pm and Friday, March 12 from 12:00 - 3:30pm.

Online sign up ended Wednesday, March 3 at midnight.  Parents needing an appointment after sign up has ended are asked to contact teachers directly.

Covid-19 Update

Click below for a message from Head of School, Shannon Brunink. 

Did Your Family Miss the Open House?
HYAC Sponsoring a Recycled Art Contest!

The Holland Youth Advisory Council is sponsoring a recycled art contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! All entries must be turned in by March 28th, 2021. Winners will be announced in April. 

Senior Photo Submission Deadline

Seniors, please submit your senior pictures to Miss Shirk via email by Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The requirements for photos are as follows:

1. It must be vertical
2. It must be a jpeg
3. It must be a high resolution photo.

Email as an attachment to shirkj@brpsk12.org

Masks at BRPS Athletic Events

Black River is committed to adhering to the governor's Executive Order requiring our student athletes to wear masks for all sports activities listed in the Order.  Our students know that this is for safety and we all must do our part to end this pandemic.

Spectators at all BR athletic events are also required to properly wear a mask in order to be admitted to our events.  These masks must  be worn during the entire event.  Please know that spectators not properly wearing masks will cause a stoppage in our students' play and those refusing to wear their masks will be required to leave. Click here for the MHSAA guideline.

Thank you for understanding how important this is to all of us - especially our student athletes. 

Wear a mask

Amazing Guest Teachers Needed!

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OK2Say Hotline is Always Open

Stop the Silence! Black River Parents and Guardians - If you are worried about a student, don't be afraid to speak up by contacting the Ok2Say Hotline to leave an anonymous tip - OPEN 24/7 including weekends and before/during school hours. Specially trained technicians receive the tips and filter the information to the appropriate agency. Please use this resource if you have a concern during a time school is not in session. Contacting 911 with a concern is also an option. These methods will be the quickest way to ensure student safety. Thank you! 

Phone: 855-565-2729     Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)     Email: ok2say@mi.gov

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School News Updates at a Glance - Download our Stay Connected Mobile App

Stay up-to-date on BRPS current events and news by adding the Stay Connected App to your phone! Features include:

  • Headline News and Information
  • Calendar of Events
  • School and Staff Directory
  • School Notifications for Closings and Delays
  • Push Notifications for Important Updates 

Please click on the preferred link below to download the website application:
Click Here for Apple SchoolPointe Stay Connected App
Click Here for Android SchoolPointe Stay Connected App

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Parents & Students: Meet your Infinite Campus Apps

Infinite Campus has released two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, schedules, announcements and more. 

School Code: 231963
District ID: PWHTPS

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